Ring Fit Adventure, the Switch’s innovative fitness game, has been a success for Nintendo, cracking the top 10 sales charts in the US in October 2019. It has continued to do well since, again making it into the top 10 in January 2020. It’s doing so well, in fact, that some stores are facing stock shortages–and one Australian retailer has had to limit the number of copies that customers can buy, as resellers are buying multiple copies to sell at an inflated price.
Kotaku Australia is reporting that EB Games, the Australian arm of GameStop, has had to limit sales to two copies per person, as the game is being snapped by by resellers. As the rare game that is not available digitally (as it requires physical peripherals to operate), this means that many players are not able to get their hands on it.
As Kotaku Australia points out (via Abacus News), there’s also been an increase in interest towards the game in China, where the Switch recently went on sale–it represents a safe way to exercise at home amidst concerns sparked by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Resellers have thus been able to sell the game for around double its retail price in Australia.